Country Girl

While waiting for the sun to make an appearance and thus provide some golden tones on the nearby poplar trees, I spied a field containing some of the local girls. ;-)

Wary at first, she, and her friends, wandered over to say hi eventually and chew the cud about goings on in the area.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 2nd May 2010, This photo: 1:29pm

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  • aramisfirefly said:
    Gotta love 2.8 on the 5d at 200mm :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed Matt :) Makes all the difference.
  • accesser said:
    Nice it must be the DOF & the light this has a nice soft look going on.
    One shot I'd like to get is when little birds land on the cows head looking for insects.
  • David de Groot said:
    Very few birds on this trip.
    However, this cow was soft and furry :P Fairly shaggy as cows go (not counting Highland cows which tend to be way to shaggy to be farmed out here).
  • Xenedis said:
    Good capture. I'm mooved.
    I'd imagine that in order to capture this cow, you had to hold a steakout for a while.
  • kjbeath said:
    She is thinking "is that a Canon EOS 5D Mark II ? And the 70-200 f2.8. Hope he's got it wide open, I really like the way that makes the background blur." or maybe not.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Yet another nice cow shot!
  • cookie_c73 said:
    I love a shot that you can just tell is taken with a telephoto at 2.8 lol. Got a few similar ones (though not of cows) with my 70-200 2.8 on a D700. Instantly beautiful!!
  • Margot- said:
    Okay, it might not be holy but is that a cow or a moose?
  • renanluna said:
    Nice picture.
    The cows look great in pictures, dont you think?
  • Cobra_11 said:
    What a lovely lady :-) Great portrait!
  • looby88 said:
    oh if I had known you were coming I'd have plucked my eyebrows and had a facial.... is this my best side do you reckon...
    Isnt she a lovely shade of chocolate brown , mmmmm chocolate
  • David de Groot said:
    It was a bit of an effort getting on the other hoof from shooting landscapes to animal portraits. :P
    Anything's possible!
    Cows are interesting critters, and they taste good too ;-)
    Yeah, gotta love a nice thin DoF.
    Definitely a cow - note the lack of antlers ;-)
    Indeed, and they were curious too, a couple eventually coming all the way up to the fence.
  • David de Groot said:
    And as an added bonus, being a cow (rather than a steer), she produces an essential ingredient for chocolate too! :-)
  • looby88 said:
    indeed, definitely a bonus !!
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Yes, cows are indeed interesting creatures!
  • David de Groot said:
    Quite so :)